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FIRST Lego League 2017 International Championship

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

An AMAZING weekend was had by all who attended the 3rd Annual FIRST Lego League International Championship for the Caribbean, held for the first time at Carol Morgan School.  Well over 2000 people attended the competition which was held over two days:  Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7, 2017.  Sixty four teams of junior roboteers ages 8 to 14 shared and competed on the theme of Animal Allies:  preparing a project about how to improve the relationship between animals and humans; showing Core Values of teamwork, Gracious Professionalism and Coopertition; and (of course) building and programming Lego robots capable of solving missions in the Robot Game.

CMS teams had a wonderful competition bringing home 4 awards!  

Congratulations to the Robo Platanos for earning the highest recognition: the Champion’s Award! This award recognizes a team that embodies the FIRST Lego League experience, by fully embracing FLL's Core Values while achieving excellence and innovation in both the Robot Game and Project. This also earns the team the right to represent the Caribbean once again at the FIRST World Championship in Houston, Texas in 2018!  Congratulations must also be given for earning 1st place in the Robot Performance Award. This award recognizes a team that scores the most points during the Robot Game. Amazing work!

Congratulations to the Robo Sharks for earning 1st place in the Strategy & Innovation Award! This award recognizes a team that uses solid engineering practices and a well-developed strategy to design and build an innovative, high performing robot. Awesome job!

Congratulations to the Infernal Legos for earning 2nd place in the Mechanical Design Award! This award recognizes a team that designs and develops a mechanically sound robot that is durable, efficient and highly capable of performing challenge missions. The Infernal Legos also scored the second highest amount in the Robot Game. Great effort!

And finally, congratulations to Lego Storm. No award for this team this year, but a great effort to get their robot to start working and score some points after a difficult start to the Robot Game. Great stamina!

Finally, a huge THANKS to the entire team at CMS for enabling the competition to happen and pass so successfully and smoothly.  By far the biggest event at the Shark Centre yet, the Facilities, Maintenance, Security and Administration teams worked tirelessly to guarantee the safety and enjoyment of all who attended. The Middle School Principal and Technology Team put countless hours into preparing the teams and also coordinating the event, however, without FUNDICITEC, who manage the FLL Competition in our region, there would be no opportunity at all: muchísimas gracias to the whole FLL Caribe team!